What to do, see and where to eat in March

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From Staff Reports

Though not meant to be a weather reference, March sure is coming in “like a lion” when it comes to things to do and see in and around Coweta County. 

The calendar gets started on March 4 and 5 with the N.I.T.W.I.T.S. Survival Island and their Improv at Newnan Theatre Company, followed the next weekend by Keep Newnan Beautiful’s Paint Recycling Event, the ShamRock Run and another NTC event – BBQ and Brews. Forward to the next weekend and it’s a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament sponsored by the City of Newnan Leisure Services, and eventually getting to  Friday, March 25 with MainStreet Newnan’s Spring Art Walk and Saturday, March 26 with the 20th Anniversary Run for the Angels and the 12th Annual Sweep the Hooch. 

Those were just the highlights, below is the comprehensive version of the March calendar.

TO DO

• Senoia Farmers Market featuring fresh local vendors and artisans is back every Saturday starting March 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 40 Travis Street.

• Keep Newnan Beautiful will have a Paint Recycling event Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Bring your wet paint to be recycled. Collection fees apply. Look for more info on their ad inside this issue or call KNB at 678-673-5505.

• Coweta County Animal Control and the Newnan Police Animal Control are hosting a Dog Micro Chipping Event on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Call 770.254.2355 ext. 163 to reserve a spot.

• Newnan Junior Service League’s 2022 Annual ShamRock Run is March 12. The 10K course is for competitive runners, the 5K and Leprechaun Dash for the whole family. 

• Daylight Saving Time begins March 13.

It’s Your Life. Plan It! Thursday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This educational seminar helps you answer three questions in planning your future or a loved one’s future. No. 1 – Where do you want to live; No. 2 – Who do you to take care of you?; and No. 3 – How are you going to pay for it? It takes place at the SummerGrove Town Hall. A panel of experts from the local senior community will share information and answer your questions. Representatives from Home Helpers, Sworney & Associates, Care Guide Inc., Caring Transitions, Motto Mortgage, Homestead Hospice and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services will be in attendance. Lunch will be provided so register and reserve your spot today. RSVP to [email protected] or call 678-876-5188.

• Senoia will host Senoia Shenanigans presented by Maguire’s and The Curious Kitchen on March 17 and 18, a  two-day event filled with live music and entertainment. Senoia’s Alive After 5 Friday is back March 18th from 5 to 8 p.m.

• City of Newnan Leisure Service’s 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Wesley St. Gym is March 18 and 19. Contact Leisure Services at 678.673.5506 to register.

• The UGA Extension Carroll and Coweta County Offices will be hosting the West Georgia Equine Symposium on March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 255 Pine Road in  Newnan.  The Equine Symposium will educate the horse community on nutrition myths, fencing, breaking and training, and natural hoof care.  The program cost is $30 per person (includes materials and lunch). Additional family members are $15 per person (does not include materials). Students are $15 (includes materials and lunch). Late on-site registration is $40 per person and $25 for additional family members.  Registration is due by March 11 and is payable either by credit card, check, or cash by calling 770.254.2620.  

20th Anniversary Run for Angels 5K Road Race & 1 Mile Fun Run is March 26. Visit www.theangelshouse.org for information.

• The 12th Annual Sweep the Hooch is March 26.  Join fellow Newnan Paddlers and members of Friends of the Chattahoochee Bend State Park as they clean the 3-plus mile section of the river bordering the park. Sign up with Chattahoochee RiverKeeper, https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch/, to secure your spot.

• Newnan Coweta Historical Society will have a Blood Drive March 30, 1 to 6 p.m. at Historical Train Depot. redcrossblood.org

TO SEE

• Newnan Theatre’s N.I.T.W.I.T.’s Survival Island is March 4 and 5.

• 7 BRIDGES – The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles that will be at The Nixon Centre March 11 at 7 p.m..  Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period.

• Masterworks Chorale’s presents John Rutter’s Mass of the Children featuring Madras Middle School Choir Sunday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m. at The Nixon Centre.

• Alex McRae will visit Newnan Carnegie Library Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m.for a book signing and author discussion. He will introduce Rough Draft, his first fiction novel. Check out Nancy Sanker’s Bookmark column inside for more information.

• Newnan Theatre Co.’s Kong’s Night Out runs March 17-20 and 24-27. Look for their ad inside for all the details.

• Main Street Newnan’s Spring Art Walk featuring store-front exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists is March 25 from 5 to 9 p.m.

• Kool and the Gang at Fayetteville’s Brightmoor Amphitheater on March 26.

TO EAT & DRINK

• Newnan Theatre Co. has their annual BBQ and Brews March 12. The evening will consist of wonderful pork BBQ, beef brisket, and chicken with all the fixins provided by Alley’s Barbecue! There will be a wide selection of craft beers from some of the best local breweries from the Southside as well as a selection of beverages for those seeking a wider variety at their open bar. Live entertainment with music from The Kris Youmans Band and improv from the N.I.T.W.I.T.S. also on the night’s docket. There will also be an exciting silent auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the many programs at Newnan Theatre Company. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. See website for more information. www.newnantheatre.org/bbqbrews.

• Senoia’s The Classic Market hosts Wine Tastings in March. Look for their ad inside for all the information.

• Check out our Joints Directory on page xx.

UPCOMING

• Main Street Newnan’s Market Day returns with its 2022 debut. It features handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers with over 50 unique booths of vendors and one-of-a-kind items each month. Market Day starts April 2 and will be the first Saturday of each month through December. Pickin On The Square around the Newnan Courthouse starts around 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month through December and is for all ages and levels of play. Join in the fun by singing along or bring your acoustic instrument. Lots of networking for musicians going on during the performances.

• Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Spring Plant Sale is April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. 770.254.2620 with questions.

• Senoia Area Historical Society will host a Barn Dance at Senoia Farmers Market April 9 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Look for their ad in this issue. 

• READY, SET, LINC April 22 … Free and open to the public, this block party style event will feature music, food trucks, vendor exhibits, bicycle demonstrations, a rock climbing wall, a fun run, and much more. Come one, come all!

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